Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Louis Armstrong: "What a Wonderful World"





I see trees of green........ red roses too
I see them bloom..... for me and for you
And I think to myself.... what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue..... clouds of white
Bright blessed days....dark sacred nights
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.

The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are also on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you do
They're really saying ......I love you.

I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
They'll learn much more.....than I'll never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world

(instrumental break)

The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are there on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....saying.. how do you do
They're really saying ...*spoken*(I ....love....you).

I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
*spoken*(you know they're gonna learn
A whole lot more than I'll never know)
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself .......what a wonderful world.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sand Fantasy by Ilana Yahav




"You are not alone. You've got a friend, who will help you through your pains and sorrow and will always be at your side..."

A new sand artwork from Ilana Yahav for 2009.
You can see more video clips in her website-
www.sandfantasy.com

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

La Negra Tiene Tumbao - Celia Cruz - With English Translation

"Heritage" by Chidi Okoye


La Negra Tiene Tumbao - Celia Cruz
The black woman walks with grace

Esa negrita que va caminando
This black baby that is going on walking
Esa negrita tiene su tumbao
This black baby has its own rhythm
Y cuando la gente la va mirando
And when people are watching her
Ella baila de lao va bien apretao
She dances by the side she walks by really tight (busy)

La negra tiene tumbao
The black woman walks with grace
Y no camina de lao
And doesn’t walk along the side

Si quieres llegar derecho
If you want to reach straight away
Mejor camina de frente
You’d better walk head-on
Para que no haya tropiezos
So that there won’t be any obstacles
Y venga aquí todo vences.
And come here you will beat everything.

Si quieres llegar primero
If you want to be there first
Mejor se corre despacio
You’d better run slowly
Disfruta bien de la vida
Enjoy life well
Aunque tomando medidas
Even if simultaneously you will be taking measures

La negra tiene tumbao
The black woman walks with grace
Y no camina de lao
And doesn’t walk along the side

Cuando la gente se muere
When people die
Se dice que era tan buena
It is said that they were so nice
Tan buena cuando viva
So nice when they were alive
Como la noche y el día
Like the night and the day

Que a mi me vengan a decir la verdad
But let them come and tell me the truth
No aguanto ya mas mentiras
I can’t stand the lies anymore
Disfruto bien de la vida
I enjoy life well
Aunque tomando medidas
Even if simultaneously i have to take measures

La negra tiene tumbao
The black woman walks with grace
Y no camina de lao
And doesn’t walk along the side

(Rap)
Tiene tumbao
She has rhythm
Anda derechito no camina de lao
She walks on straight she doesn’t walk side along
Diosa de la noche, dulce como el melao
Goddess of the night, sweet like honey
Otra como ella yo nunca he encontrao
Another like her I have never found

Ven aqui para poder compartir
Come here so as to be able to share
Porque eres tu la negra linda que me hace feliz
Because you are the beautiful black woman that makes me happy

Otra no quiero
I don’t want any other
(Eres tu la que me da inspiracin)
You are the one who gives me inspiration
Sin ti me muero
Without you I am dying
(Me haces falta se me rompe el corazon)
I need you my heart is breaking
Otra no quiero
I don’t want any other
(Si no estas siento desperacion)
If you aren’t here I feel desperate
Sin ti me muero
Without you I am dying.

Friday, October 2, 2009

"Summertime" by George Gershwin




Summertime,
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high

Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry

One of these mornings
You're going to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take to the sky

But till that morning
There's a'nothing can harm you
With daddy and mamma standing by

Summertime,
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high

Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry